Middlesex Sessions Rolls
1589

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John Cordy Jeaffreson (editor)

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1886

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182-189

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'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1589', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 182-189. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65958 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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1589

21 January, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Maribone co. Midd. on the said day, Charles Wrenne late of London gentleman assaulted Robert Ratclyff and with a sword gave him a mortal blow, of which he then and there died instantly. On his arraignment Charles Wrenne put himself 'Not Guilty' of the felonious killing called "manslater," but 'Guilty' of killing the said Robert in self-defence. And afterwards at the Gaol Delivery, made on 14 May 31 Eliz., he produced the Queen's pardon under the Great Seal of England, dated 3 May 31 Eliz., and prayed that it might be allowed to him. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

7 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at St. John's-strete co. Midd. on view of the body of Nicholas Fawcett, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on the 8th of January 31 Eliz. between the hours two and three p.m., the said Nicholas Fawcett and a certain Sidrake Vere, late of London gentleman, were in St. John's Strete "in publica platea ibidem" when they exchanged insulting words, and then drew forth their swords and daggers, and made an affray with one another, in which affray Sidrake Vere with his sword gave Nicholas Fawcett on the fore part of his breast a mortal blow, from which he languished till the 15th of the said January, when he died of it.—The unusual length of the time between the fatal result and the date of the inquest is noteworthy. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

11 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Edward Fenner, S.L., J.P., of Elizabeth Glascoke in the sum of twenty pounds, and of Richard Ovenden of Lincolnes Inn and Frauncis Kychen of Bromley co. Midd., in the sum of ten pounds each; For the said Elizabeth's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer to such matters as may be then and there objected against her. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

20 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Haynes esq. J.P., of Sir Walter Lewsey of Lilisthill co. Sallop knt. and William Mere of Shewe Halles co. Shropsher esq. in the sum of one hundred pounds, and Jane Twogood gentellwoman, in the sum of two hundred pounds; For the said Jane's appearance at the next Session at Oulde Bayly. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

21 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Jo: Haynes esq. J.P. of Sir Walter Lewsy of Lilisthill co. Sallop knt. and William Mere of Shewe Halles co. Shropsher esq. in the sum of one hundred pounds each, and Griffen Evans and Marian Chaplin, in the sum of two hundred pounds each; For the appearance of the said Griffen Evans and Marian Chaplin at the next Session at Ould Bayly. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

23 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of Thomas Searle of Westminster yoman, in the sum of ten pounds; For his appearance at the next Session to be held in Middlesex, to give evidence against Edward Graye, "for breakinge open a chest of the said Thomas Searle's one of the Queenes Maties Garde and taking certen thinges out of the same." G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

26 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Maribone on view of the body of Robert Radclyff gentleman, there lying dead: With Verdict that, on 21 January 31 Elizabeth between the hours eleven and twelve a.m., Charles Wrenne late of Grayes Inn co. Midd. gentleman walked in the fields from Grayes Inne towards Maribone Parke; that, on seeing this, the aforesaid Robert Radclyffe followed the said Charles Wrenne, and on the said Charles's return met him in a certain lane called "Lustie Lane alias Longe Lane" at Maribone, and there demanded of him a certain sum of ten pounds which he (the said Robert) pretended was owed to him by the same Charles; that by reason of the controversy arising between them on this matter, Robert Radclyffe drew forth his sword and dagger and made an assault on Charles Wrenne, who for the preservation of his life drew forth his sword and dagger, as he endeavoured to withdraw from the same Robert; and that in the ensuing affray, resolutely and violently forced upon him by his assailant, the said Charles Wrenne in selfdefence with his sword gave Robert Radclyffe a mortal blow on the right breast, of which blow he then and there died instantly at Maribone Park. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Elizabeth.

28 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of John Pellam of the parish of St. Butolp-withoutAlgate, London, vintner, in the sum of ten pounds; For his appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, to give evidence against Robert Pratt, who is suspected of "stealinge of a silver cuppe pryce vii nobles out of the howse of the said John Pellam." G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

28 February, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of Thomas Bay lie, servant of Ralphe Bay lie of the parish of St. Edmund in Lumbertstreete, London, vintner, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said Thomas's appearance at the next Session of the Peace, to be held in Middlesex, to give evidence against Reginold Joneson, suspected "of stealinge a silver cuppe price iii li. out of the howse of the said Rauff Baylie." G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

1 March, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of John Robotham of St. James's-at-Garlikehive, London, clothworker, and William Wooddam of the same parish draper, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Reginold Joneson of St. Giles's-without-Creplegate draper, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Reginold's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to answer to a charge of "stealing a silver cuppe pryce iii li. out of the howse of John Pellam vintner." G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

4 March, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of Ralph Winwood of Magdalen Colledge in "the city" of Oxford, in the sum of forty pounds; For his appearance at the next General Session of Peace to be held in Middlesex, to give evidence against John Tannett. G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

26 March, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of George Hodges of St. Brigitt's parish in London gentleman, and Arthur Beeddell of Walthamstowe co. Essex gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Robert Coppyn of Hogsdon co. Midd. gentleman in the sum of twenty pounds; For the appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, of the said Robert Coppyn, suspected "of beinge one of theym that robbed Mr. Herrickes man the Goldsmith in Cheape syde of xvcli in cheanes precious stones and other juels in the Highwaye towardes Islington." G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

26 March, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Islington co. Midd. on the said 26th of March, John Tannett late of London gentleman and William Sendye late of London gentleman, with swords and daggers assaulted, beat, and maltreated Roland Bredeford, servant of Nicholas Herick of London goldsmith, and stole from him and carried away a jewel of gold with divers precious stones set therein, worth one hundred pounds; another jewel of gold with divers precious stones viz. an agget and divers dyamondes and rubyes fixed therein, worth ninety pounds; another jewel of gold with divers precious stones, worth one hundred and thirty pounds; a gold chain worth fifty-four pounds; two gold rings with diamonds set in them, worth one hundred pounds; and another chain of gold and pearls worth fifty pounds, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Herick, then in the custody of Roland Bredeford. Putting themselves 'Guilty,' both gentlemen were sentenced to be hung. But at the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, made on 18 February 32 Eliz., William Sendye produced the Queen's pardon under the Great Seal, dated on 27 January 32 Eliz. —It was also found by the same bill that Richard Clarke, late of London goldsmith, was an accomplice in the felony before its commission, and at Islington on 25 March 31 Eliz. incited John Tannett and William Sendye to perpetrate the aforesaid robbery. Putting himself 'Guilty,' Richard Clarke was sentenced to be hung. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

28 March, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizance, taken before Humfrey Smythe esq. J.P., of John Walters of St. Dunstain's-in-west London cutler, in the sum of ten pounds; For the said John's appearance at the next Session of the Peace to be held in Middlesex, to give evidence against Thomas Pryce, suspected "of stealing of a sworde out of Walter's shoppe pryce xxs." G. S. P. R., Easter, 31 Eliz.

3 April, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Edmonton co. Midd. on the said day, John Tannett late of London yoman stole two pieces of silver called "a bason" and an "ewer" worth twenty pounds, and six silver-gilt spoons, of the goods and chattels of Lawrence Humfrye. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

10 April, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, whereas John Eastery one of the constables of Hackeney co. Midd. yoman on the said 10th of April, by virtue of a certain writ directed to him took the body of Thomas Denham of Hackeney in accordance with the form of the said warrant, the said Thomas unlawfully withdrew and rescued himself from the said John's custody. G. D. R., 14 May, 31 Eliz.

11 April, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day at St. John's Streate co. Midd. Arthur Stanhope, late of London yoman, stole a leather purse worth a penny, and ten pence in numbered money, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Sheppard, secretly from the person of Elizabeth the wife of the same Thomas. Acknowledging the indictment, Arthur Stanhope was sentenced to be flogged. G. D. R., 11 April, 31 Eliz.

12 April, 31 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken in Newgate Gaol on view of the body of Edward Grey late of London yoman, there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Edward died within the gaol by Divine Visitation of "the pining sicknes," on the 9th instant after six days' illness. G. D. R., 14 May, 31 Eliz.

20 April, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day of April at the parish of St. Clement Danes co. Midd., Lucas Hutton late of London gentleman, stole and carried off a stone jugge adorned with silver-gilt worth three pounds, three silver-gilt boxes called "boxes for surgeons" worth three pounds, and a wooden box ornamented with silver worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Nicholas Kellaway gentleman; and that Thomas Dewe of St. Clement's-Danes yoman and his wife Alice on the 21st of the said April received and comforted the same Lucas, knowing him to have committed the same felony. G. D. R., 14 May, 31 Eliz.

22 April, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Cooke esq. J.P., of George Russell of the parish of St. Clement Danes co. Midd. taylor, and Thomas Fortune of St. Buttoll's parish in the city of London "coatchmaker," in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Rowland Heighington of the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Field yoman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Rowland's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery, to answer to such things as may be objected against him. G. D. R., 14 May, 31 Eliz.

23 April, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before John Mauchell esq. J.P., of Thomas Williames of the Inner Temple gentleman and William Halle of Highe Holborne taylor, in the sum of ten pounds each; For the appearance of Simon Askewe gentleman at the next Session of the Peace held in the county, to answer to such things as may be objected against him, "vpon the complaint of the Constable of Norton Folgate for frequenting suspected houses in that liberty." G. D. R., 14 May, 31 Eliz.

26 April, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Cooke esq. J.P., of Patricke Grante of Channell Rowe in the city of Westminster gentleman, Daniell Kelley of Westminster gentleman, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Maurice Newegent, Irishman, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Maurice Newegent's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery of Newgate, then and there to answer to such things as may be objected against him. G. D. R., 14 May, 31 Eliz.

17 May, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Young esq. J.P., of William Pickeringe of St. Sepulchre's London barborsurgeon, and George Smith of Clerkenwell co. Midd. tailor, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of William Daunsee of the city of Lymerick in Ireland gentleman, in the sum of forty pounds; For the said William Daunsee's appearance at the next General Session of the Peace to be held in co. Midd., and in the mean time for his peaceful bearing towards all persons, and more especially towards John Hardon and his wife Joan, and towards John Pugsley and his wife Agnes. G. S. P. R., Mich., 31 Eliz.

2 July, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill against Sir John Arundell knt. and John Talbott esq., both of Clarkenwell; George Hewett of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields yoman, Henry Leake of Eastesmythefelde gentleman, Mathew Small of Paddingeton gentleman; George Mackworth esq. and John Jones yoman, both of Harnesey co. Midd.; the Lady Alice Barkeley of Holborne co Midd. widow, and Katherine Pyne of Whitechappell spinster, for not going to church, chapel or any usual place of Common Prayer, from 2 July 31 Eliz. to 28 Sept. then next following. G. D. R., 3 Oct, 31 Eliz.

7 July, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the said day about ten a.m. at Joan Potteres (sic) in the parish of Enfeild co. Midd., Alicia Ward wife of Thomas Ward butcher, Margery Hunsdon wife of William Hunsdon yoman, Katherine Elborne wife of John Elborne laborer, Gertrenda Weston wife of Thomas Weston miller, Margaret Wigges wife of Robert Wigges laborer, Joan Thorne wife of Henry Thome laborer, Alice Beckett wife of John Beckett laborer, Joan Lathbury wife of Robert Lathbury myller, Elizabeth Cubley wife of Francis Cubley laborer, Agnes Wood widow, Alice Burrell wife of John Burrell maltman, Joan Abbott wife of Nicholas Abbott laborer, Joan Chapman wife of . . . . Chapman maltman, Anne Turner widow, Agnes Bussher widow, Mary Cooke wife of Thomas Cooke shoemaker, Johanna Bazell alias Twigger wife of John Bazell laborer, Joan Sparke wife of Robert Sparke maltman, Elizabeth Beckett wife of Thomas Beckett laborer, Neele Harlowe wife of Luke Harlowe tanner, Alice Bates wife of William Bates jun. maltman, Mary Gyles spynster servant to John Bassett, Helen Page wife of William Page taillor, Jane Ryone wife of Robert Ryone junior maltman, Elizabeth Bozam wife of John Bozam paynter, Margaret Delowe spynster servant to William Randall, and Barbara John wife of John John, all of Enfeilde aforesaid, assembled themselves riotously and in warlike manner, being armed with swords, daggers, staves, knives and other weapons, and then and there maliciously injured and pluckt up a certain fence of a certain close belonging to Alice Hayes widow, at Jone Potter (sic) aforesaid, to the grave injury of the said Alice Hayes. Endorsed "Apud Edmonton xxxi die Julii anno xxxi° Eliz. Rne. coram Roberto Wrothe, Henr' Midlamoye, et Joh' Machell, ar. Justic' &c." G. D. R., . . . ., 31 Eliz.

26 July, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Marybone co. Midd. on the said day, Richard Clarke late of London yoman assaulted Henry Oxon, and robbed him of a russett-coloured woollen cloak worth thirteen shillings and four pence and "vnum vestimentum vocat' a mandilion" worth four shillings; and that John Stevens late of Westminster yoman, John Lavys late of London yoman and William Pearson late of London yoman, knowing that he had perpetrated the said felony received and comforted the said Richard Clarke on 27 July 31 Eliz. Acknowledging the indictment, Richard Clarke asked for the book, read like a clerk, and was delivered according to the statute. Putting himself 'Guilty,' William Pearson was discharged in consideration of Richard Clarke's benefit of clergy (per beneficium clericale principalis). John Stevens and John Lavys were at large. G. D. R., 3 Oct., 31 Eliz.

9 September, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, on the night of the said 9th of September, Francis Blossom and Henry Robardes, both late of London yomen, broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of John Clarke of Highholborne, and stole therefrom nine yards of velvet worth nine pounds and ten shillings, certain pieces of silver lace worth forty shillings, and certain pieces of "silk and sylver frynge" worth twenty shillings, of the goods and chattels of Sir Gilbert Talbott knt., Lord Talbott, at Higheholborne aforesaid. G. D. R., 3 Oct., 31 Eliz.

20 September, 31 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, in the highway at Marybone on the said day of September, John Hall, John Raven and John Skevington, all three late of London yomen, assaulted Thomas Powell and robbed him of a "pucke" colored woollen cloak worth thirty shillings, a sword worth nine shillings, a dagger worth three shillings, "unum fistulum argenti voc' a whissell ad valenciam xxxs.," and nine shillings in numbered money. On their arraignment all three prisoners put themselves ' Not Guilty,' and held to the declaration. G. D. R., 3 Oct., 31 Eliz.

1 October, 31 Elizabeth.—Recognizances, taken before William Fletewood S.L. and Recorder of London, of Richard Kytchins of Cliffordes Inne gentleman and Humfrey Rowland of Easte Smythfield homer, in the sum of twenty pounds each, and of Christofer Marley of London gentleman in the sum of forty pounds; For the said Christofer's appearance at the next Gaol Delivery. G. D. R., 3 Oct., 31 Eliz.

8 October, 31 Elizabeth.—Coroner's Inquisition-post-mortem, taken at Shepparton co. Midd. on view of the body of Robert Wroote . . . . there lying dead: With Verdict that the said Robert Wroote and a certain Robert Wigges, each being armed and fighting with sword and dagger, made on 3 September 31 Eliz. an affray with one another at Shepparton aforesaid, in which affray the said Robert received from his adversary's sword a mortal wound, of which he languished from the said 3rd of Sept. to the 24th of the same month when he died thereof.—A fragmentary parchment. G. D. R., . . . . 31 Eliz.